Perhaps you watched this fictional account of a pregnancy pact that was entered into by several teenagers in 2008 in Gloucester High School and adapted for an episode on the now defunct Law and Order, SVU. The episode was based on the “true life” story about seventeen (or eighteen) 15 and 16-year-old girls who became pregnant in… Continue reading Pregnancy Pact in a Small Masschusets Fishing Town
Watch this video first. It’s just fascinating. For people with an imagination and who tend to be gullible, you might find this experiment to be feasible. Of course, it was not. For one thing, a gas that fully occupied an enclosed chamber would have suffocated the prisoners by significantly decreasing oxygen levels. For another, since the prisoners… Continue reading The Russian Sleep Experiment of the 1940s
You know what really scares me about this 11-year-old kid who has committed a series of arsons in, ironically, Flint (rock?) Michigan? This is one angry, messed-up kid. How does an 11-year-old child become a serial felon? I have a few theories, mostly based on research I’ve done about criminal adolescents and teens. poor parenting… Continue reading Angry, Adolescent Arsonist is an Aggravation and then Some….
Well, sometimes. Ever noticed how many films use children’s dolls and clowns to spook the audience? Consider some of these: Child’s Play – Chucky was one ugly little monster who supposedly embodied the spirit of a serial killer. Dead Silence – a nasty ventriloquist’s dummy with secrets about a woman’s murder. Puppet Master – A man… Continue reading Deadly Dolls Dominate Dreadful Films
Rumours persist about the possible escape of the Gand Duchss Anastasia Nikolavna Romanov from execution by firing squad in an extrajudicial killing by members of th Bolshvik Sect Police. The lovely Anastasia, was the youngst daughter (although not the youngest child) of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, the last soverign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsaina… Continue reading The Escape of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolavna of Russia
Every hour and a quarter, 24 hours a day a murder is recorded on a U.S. police blotter. Men shoot and stab each other. They crack each other’s skulls with sash weights. They poison. They use fists. They put bombs in planes, killing dozens to do away with the one life they are after. 1957 is the… Continue reading Murderous Men and Macabre Madness
The Yonge Street Strip is Toronto’s downtown core, frequented by shoppers, tourists and just plain ordinary people. It has a plethora of restaurants, bars, boutiques, sports shops, Dundas Square, the Eaton Centre, and famous franchises such as Le Chateau. It is a popular, safe hang for hip young 20-somethings and teenagers. It wasn’t always this way.… Continue reading The 1977 Toronto Shoeshine Boy Murder